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Structural Lab Support Technician



IT, Customer Service
Mt Vernon, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Structural Lab Support Technician

Main Purpose:

The candidate for this position will work with a first-rate team of technicians and engineers testing heavy duty truck components and systems. The candidate will be responsible for setup, maintenance and tear down of sophisticated servo hydraulic test fixturing and equipment in the structural testing lab.

The candidate will be required to perform duties safely and efficiently with minimal supervision and maintain the highest level of documentation, work area cleanliness and organization.

Company Information
PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light- , medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Division Information
The PACCAR Technical Center provides engineering excellence to the truck, engine, and winch divisions of PACCAR Inc through innovative product development and testing. The Technical Center is located in the Skagit Valley about 65 miles north of Seattle, Washington.

Job functions and responsibilities:

  • Mechanical setup of test fixtures and equipment used for evaluation and validation of test articles critical to product launch.
  • Hydraulic actuator inspection, installation and plumbing
  • Maintain and repair hydraulic systems, subsystems, and components such as valves, manifolds, actuators, and pumps.
  • Periodic inspection of test samples and related documentation.
  • Test controller operation to start and shut down tests as needed.
  • Technical support of test activities as needed.


  • Strong mechanical aptitude and experience in the use of air tools, hand tools and power tools.
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in the mechanics of fluid power systems and have in-depth knowledge of hydraulic-powered machinery, pumps, valves, actuators and motors.
  • Ability to diagnose system faults, perform routine maintenance checks, replace worn or damaged parts, and install new hydraulic components.
  • Welding, metal fabrication and assembly
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Effective writing and communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to use precision measuring tools.

Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience working with, and troubleshooting mechanical systems
  • 1-3 years of experience with fluid power systems
  • Associate’s degree in related field preferred

PACCAR Benefits
As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:
401k with up to a 5% company match
Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
Tuition reimbursement for continued education
Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
Paid short-and long-term disability programs
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Additional Job Board Information
PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-Verify Employer. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the
Structural Lab Support Technician is $75,100 - $112,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above